Revolution can start now with each of us... if we want it to.
Benefit concerts are done approximately once a month to assist organizations that work to provide basic needs and/or bring progressive/revolutionary change. We have organized close to 400 benefits since 1985, raising nearly $350,000 as of September 2009.
Outreach to women experiencing homelessness — PF members serve food and visit with homeless and/or poor women at Bethany’s Women’s Center on one Sunday a month from 10:30am to 12:30pm. (contact: Sarah Klemm, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Free grocery delivery to low-income inner-city elderly in cooperation with senior advocates We Are Family two Saturday mornings a month, 9:30am to 1pm. (contact: Mark Andersen, email@example.com, 202-487-8698)
AIDS prevention through needle exchange — PF members volunteer with DC's only needle exchange program, Prevention Works!, creating safer shooting kits to help prevent spread of HIV/AIDS among intravenous drug users. (contact: Chris Schneidmiller, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Outreach to street sex workers — PF members help to distribute condoms and offer support and options to street sex workers, while defending their human rights and dignity, working with Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive. (contact: Julie Krumwiede, email@example.com)
Creative protests such as postering, stencils, or punk percussion, done either alone or within larger actions.
Self-education through discussion or films at our meetings, book groups, teach-ins, and literature at our events.
Moving & Cleaning Help provided free to low-income elderly on an emergency basis in cooperation with We Are Family. (contact: Mark Andersen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-487-8698)
Provision of Space in our (now-defunct) communal house or in our current space at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton Street NW for shows, meetings, or other events. Many groups and individuals have been assisted over the years, including Riot Grrrl, Food Not Bombs, Simple Machines, Torque Records, the Anti-Sexist Men’s Project, the DC Books to Prisoners Project, the Brian MacKenzie Infoshop, the Anti-Capitalist Convergence and WATTS (Women’s Advocates to Terminate Sexism), among others.
State Of the Union benefit compilation has raised in excess of $15,000 for the Community For Creative Nonviolence and the American Civil Liberties Union to help feed, clothe and shelter the homeless and help protect freedom of speech in the USA. Available for $9 postpaid from PF at 1405 Monroe Street NW, WDC 20010.
You Can Do It! booklet to help others form their own activist groups, with tips on putting on benefit concerts, putting out records, organizing, and more.
Available for a $1 donation from PF at 1405 Monroe Street NW, WDC 20010 or free download on PF website.